VIB shareholders approve payout of 44.6% in dividend
The rate is 25 per cent higher than the previous year, which included 8.5 per cent in cash and 16.5 per cent in bonus shares.
At their meeting in Hà Nội on Thursday, shareholders agreed to pay bonus shares to the bank’s employees at a rate of 0.4 per cent of the charter capital.
The bank’s shareholders also approved the business plan for this year, which includes pre-tax profit of VNĐ750 billion (US$33 million), surging 7 per cent over last year’s figure, and VNĐ120 trillion in total assets, up 15 per cent year-on-year.
VIB chairman Đặng Khắc Vỹ believed 2017 would be a promising year for the banking industry and the bank would focus on ensuring the quality of products and customer services and investing in human resources to reach the reviewed goals.
Hàn Ngọc Vũ, VIB general director, said the bank would strive to enter into M&A deals and grasp opportunities to buy retail businesses of other banks.
Over the past three months, the bank posted after-tax profit of VNĐ126 billion, up 14 per cent year-on-year.
During the reviewed period, its net interest income, net fee and commission income and gain from investment securities also experienced positive growth of 16 per cent, 31 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively.
Debts purchased from the Việt Nam Asset Management Company were handled well, resulting in a decrease of 2.19 per cent in the bank’s non-performing loan ratio as of March 31, lower than the 2.58 per cent seen at the end of 2016.
VIB shares (code VIB), meanwhile, dropped 0.5 per cent to close at VNĐ20,000 on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) on Thursday.